First UMC
Downtown Worship, May 30, 2021
I Believe
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  • First United Methodist Church of Lexington - Downtown
    200 W High St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Sermon Series on the Apostle’s Creed

What we believe, what we believe in, compels us to act. Belief without action isn’t really belief at all.

Scripture today is called the Shema (Hebrew word):
to hear, to listen, to focus on, to pay attention to, to act upon

The Old Roman Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty;
And in Christ Jesus his only Son, our LORD,
Who was born of the Holy Ghost and the Virgin Mary,
Crucified under Pontius Pilate and buried,
The third day he rose from the dead,
He ascended into heaven,
Sitteth at the right hand of the Father,
Thence he shall come to judge the living and dead.
And in the Holy Ghost,
The holy Church,
The remission of sins,
The resurrection of the flesh.

How do you answer:
What do you believe about God?
What do you believe about Jesus?
What about the Holy Spirit?

My faith life, like that of everyone else, fluctuates. There are ups and downs and hot spots and cold spots and boredom and ennui (on-we) and all the rest can be there. And so I’m not asked on a Sunday morning, ‘As of 9:20, what do you believe?’ And then you sit down with a three-by-five index card saying, ‘Now let’s see. What do I believe today?’ No, that’s not what they’re asking me. They’re asking me, ‘Are you a member of a community which now, for a millennium and a half, has said, we believe in one God?’
—Jaroslav Pelikan

Act on what you believe by:
1. Pick up a book for you or your family and read it together. It is 79 pages long…commit to reading it through at least twice through the month of June.
2. Grab a notebook or journal and jot down what God is speaking to you through this time.
3. Memorize the Shema













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